21 October 2014
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Sample resume

The samples on this page will give you an idea of what resumes should and could look like.

This is a resource page that gives job seekers free access to professionally written and expertly designed resume samples. The samples are targeted at a variety of job roles and in our opinion are some of the best resume templates available on the internet. They are free to view and are available for immediate download 24/7, 365 days of the year.

Putting together an interview winning resume takes time, effort and a lot of hard work. Our collection of great looking resume samples can help make things much easier for you. Each template has been designed to make an immediate impression on hiring managers, they are a perfect solution for job seekers who need inspiration on how to stand out and who are not sure what to include in their CV.

Remember that everyone has different levels of experience, it's therefore important that job applicants constantly tweak and update their Curriculum Vitae so that it demonstrates their own unique abilities. Always try to inject your personality into an otherwise impersonal document.

SAMPLE RESUME TEMPLATES
 

A superb example of how to write a nurse resume which highlights a candidates healthcare experience as well as their ability to provide patient care.       This professionally designed administrative assistant resume shows a candidates ability to provide clerical support and resolve office based problems.
       
Nurse resume template     Administrative assistant resume template

 
 

This resume was written on behalf of a candidate applying for a IT managers position. It shows their ability to plan, organise and execute technology specific projects.       A Hotel manager resume template that is well laid out, has a eye catching design and shows off a candidates abilities in key areas such as cost control, guest relations and troubleshooting.
       
IT manager resume template     Hotel manager resume template

 
 

This restaurant resume sample will show you how to demonstrate your skills to potential employers in the hospitality and catering sector       A well written resume example that will help you to convey your office manager skills, experience and academic qualifications.
       
Restaurant manager resume template     Office manager resume template

 
 

A superb example of a resume that demonstrates to you how to market yourself for any project management roles.       This professionally written sales manager resume shows you how to market yourself as a dynamic and results driven professional
       
Project manager resume template     Sales manager resume template


 

     
       
Sales Assistant resume template     Matching cover letter for Sales Assistant resume

 
 

A uniquely designed secretary resume that will quickly highlight to any reader the applicants core secretarial and administrative strengths.       A one page supervisors resume example that clearly lists the team leading and leadership skills of the applicant.
       
Secretary resume template     Supervisor resume template

 
 

A free registered nurse resume template that has a eye catching modern design and which quickly highlights their healthcare and nursing skills.       A stunning sales manager resume that uses graphics and a unique layout to draw attention to a candidates marketing, selling and business development skills.
       
Registered nurse resume template     Sales manager resume template


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PROMOTING YOURSELF IN A RESUME  -  DON'T JUST TELL IT.... SELL IT!
Your resume is the first impression of you that an employer will see. It’s therefore essential that you promote yourself properly in it, and write it as a marketing tool that outlines your most relevant skills and experience. It’s very important that you clearly describe how you meet the requirements of the job.

  • Always write your resume so it's geared towards the employer’s needs.

Stage one
Make it as easy as possible for a potential employer to read through your resume, so keep the format simple. Remember that you may have the required ability, experience and potential for the job, but if you don’t get noticed then you will be overlooked.

Stage two
Don’t to be modest, shouting about your achievements and getting your name out there is vital to getting the job you want. You need to show your future potential and value, the best way to do this is do this is by boldly highlighting what can you bring to the role and company.

Stage three
Identify the key points that the job requires and the qualities that the employer is looking for in an applicant. Then begin to make a list of all of your skills and experiences that match what the recruiter is looking for. Consider your achievements, however minor, and give yourself credit where it’s due. Only once you have identified your best and most relevant skills should you start to actually write your resume.  

Your resume must

  • Make yourself visible to the decision makers.
  • Demonstrate that you are unique.
  • Show that you meet the criteria set out in the job description.
  • Create the right impression and present your information in a focused, well-structured, and attractive way.
  • Show that you can you maintain progress, continue to improve and enhance it, and deliver what is required.
  • Give statistics, facts and figures to back up your claims.

Mention if you have

  • Been commended or won industry awards.
  • Been promoted.
  • Come up with solutions to intractable problems.
  • Held positions of high responsibility
  • Worked for big brands
  • Worked for market leaders.

Personal qualities that impress employers
Employers want adaptive recruits, people who can rapidly fit into an existing workplace culture. Below are a list of positive characteristics that they typically look for in potential employees:

  • Analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Ability to handle pressure.
  • Accuracy.
  • Capacity to quickly ‘fit in’ to an organisation.
  • Competence.
  • Considerate and Helpful.
  • Common sense.
  • Commitment.
  • Completing a task in more than just one way.
  • Determination.
  • Decision making.
  • Dependability.
  • Emotional maturity.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Flexibility.
  • Getting things done.
  • High energy levels – shows you have the drive required to carry out difficult tasks or projects.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Intelligence.
  • Initiative.
  • Integrity.
  • Leadership potential.
  • Loyalty and discretion to the employer.
  • Motivation.
  • Remaining calm and determined under pressure.
  • Perseverance.
  • Personal effectiveness.
  • Positive attitude towards work.
  • Professionalism.
  • Punctuality.
  • Relationship-building and relationship-management.
  • Reliability.
  • Results orientated.
  • Self assurance.
  • Supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Time management.
  • Tactful and patient communicator.
  • Team working (ability to work well with others whilst pursuing a common goal).
  • Willingness to accept responsibility.
  • Willingness to learn.

Transferable skills (also known as soft skills)
These are competencies learnt in one environment, but which can be utilised in another. They can be carried over from one job to another, and are useful across a range of different roles and industries. Transferable skills can be acquired through employment, voluntary work, hobbies, sports, virtually anything. Below are a list of common transferable skills;

  • Attention to detail.
  • Articulate communicator.
  • Awareness of diversity issues.
  • Being professional.
  • Communication skills -the ability to communicate both formally and informally.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Customer service.
  • Customer-facing skills.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Evaluation / Critical Thinking.
  • Handle pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Literacy and writing.
  • Initiative – being able to anticipate challenges and opportunities before they arise.
  • Problem solving.
  • Making and saving money for an employer.
  • Making decisions.
  • Multitasking.
  • Networking.
  • Numeracy – understanding and using information such as numbers, statistics and graphs.
  • Obtaining and processing information.
  • Planning, organizing, and prioritizing work.
  • Researching.
  • Speaking foreign languages.
  • Verbal communication skills (speaking clearly).


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